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celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
with the story. and helping out ordinary folks . they are going to be tied when it comes . to get out of the big hole we are in, he will go after waste and tax breaks and nothing is off of the table. it would be nice if we can and it is millionaires and billionaires and are for hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners and oil and gas companies pulling in huge profits without our help. we'll have to make deeper cuts somewhere else. republican senator dan coats . mitch daniels said the government should follow daniel's lead. he turned things aroundd by cutting taxes . paying down debts . get it focused on. >> the president and democrats in congress recognize that their game plan is not working. it is time to acknowledge that more government and higher taxes is not the answer to our problem. it is time for bold action and a new plan to address our current crisis. >> and since it is the 4th of july weekend. both touched on the american spirit. senator coats wanted to make sure that the country is in good enough shape . all sides need to harness their love for the country and that we are going to
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
have lied on her asylum application. she can lie on her tax forms. that's not going to be the big problem. the big problem is when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they can move forward. >> robin sax, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan? i mean do you think that this case can momo towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is that this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie, and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and on asylum and the past but had it becomes about the crime itself it's a problem. but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this information out from the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command in the office with the defense is also a problem. something stinks in this case. it doesn't change the fact that this guy has three prior victims, and now thihiperson i
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
" that is the perfect song for summer. >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that. >>> we also have a lot of news this morning. let's get right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel. ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing was ying. and was trying to jump out of the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:3030ast night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a t
and we did receive a report of one fatality. >> pamela, christine here, how big is the area the researchers are searching and what are they dealing with in terms of conditions and weather there? >> the coast guard hasn't left yet. we're waiting for the sun to come up before we conduct a search. when we do, we will conduct a thorough and exhaustive search of the area, we cover hundreds of square miles of water and we'll be doing that as soon as the sun comes up. >> do we know any -- any sense of this vessel, you told us 100 foot fishing vessel, is its weather that caused it to capsize? >> yes, ali. we received a report that they had hit some rough weather on sunday morning and the boat had capsized and sank almost immediately. the vessel was close enough to shore where some people were actually able it to swim to shore and they had to notify authorities when they got on land. >> petty office ser pamela bailen, we'll check in with you later. >>> former serb commander ratko mladic kicked out of court this morning. the judge removing mladic from the chambers after multiple disru
are as far apart as ever on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. the president makes one last big push to get a deal done, but what happens to your bottom line if there is no deal? the effects are very real. >>> countdown. one of the most controversial figures in american life right now is just hours away from walking out of jail after being acquitted of murdering her toddler. what will casey anthony do now? can she go home? will she sell her story for a million dollars? we've got a live report. ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it ♪ >>> and carmageddon. los angeles is brought to a standstill as the busiest freeway in america is shut down overnight. millions of residents are now hunkered down in their homes refusing to go out. there are fears of gridlock, chaos and anarchy. really? ♪ light a candle >>> this carmageddon thing has the potential to be a huge mess, but we are also watching something truly extraordinary this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s.
to "american morning." glad you're with us today. it is friday, july 8th. a big day for the shuttle program. >> for the shuttle program, the jobs report here in the u.s., but the shuttle program because that is the history-making event of the day, we hope. ali velshi at kennedy space center where they're fueled up, ready to go, but we'll see if it happens. >> they are ready to go. we know there's going to be a lot of news one way or the other. we are live at kennedy space center here in florida. the counting down, the hours. you can see it there the countdown clock hasn't started going. this is the countdown to the last launch ever of the space shuttle "atlantis," last launch ever of a space shuttle. it is truly the end of an amazing era. four astronauts will make history today. 1 million people from around the world are expected to gather in the greater area here to witness it. if the weather holds out. they're ready to go in case the shuttle takes off. of the people on the shuttle only 355 of the very elite have flown the shuttle in its 30-year history. we'll be bringing you every step of
that are somber and serious, it's celebratory, one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. we became u.s. citizens 25 years ago today on july 4th. >> to me it's a holiday, to you it's really meaningful. >> we'll have barbecues and hamburgers. we know it's hot out there. look at the deep red. blazing temperatures across the south and west today. we could see new records. it's going to continue well into the fourth. more coming up in the show. >>> cleanup crews racing to contain an oil spril not far from one of the nation's premier national parks, when a pipeline running over the yellowstone river ruptured. >>> and some monkey business to get to this morning. a baboon on the loose, escaping from an amusement park and going on a great adventure around new jersey for a couple of days. the baboon is fine, just tranquilized there. we'll get into his harrowing story coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. six weeks and more than 80 witnesses later, that murder trial is finally wrapping up. abc's yunji de nies is in
the arrest of rebekah brooks. she's out on bail right now, but her arrest over the weekend a big surprise. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, she was -- the length that she was detained for was incredible as well. 12 hours she spent -- more than 12 hours in a police station in london answering questions, and she wasle only released around midnight last night local time. so that was a huge development in this. she's out on police bail now, but that doesn't mean she's excused from appearing before a committee of mps tomorrow london time. she's still going to turn up and be careful about what she says, and the politicians are going to have to be careful about what they ask her as well. there could be a trial down the track if she's charged, and therefore they're going to make sure under the rules here that they don't sort of prejudice any forthcoming trial. nevertheless i think she's going to get a pretty tough interrogation at the hands of politicians as will her former bosses rupert and james murdoch who appear now separately from her before the same committee tomorrow afternoon. >> dan, let me as
and what doesn't get paid. another big story right now, a massive and dangerous heat wave is gripping much of the nation. here's how it looks and feels across the country. take a look at the red quarter. temperatures expected to reach 104 degrees in parts of texas today, in the southeast, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and more than just uncomfortable, it's dangerous. heat has already claimed the life of at least one person in illinois and adding to that, the heat is causing drought conditions in the deep south to intensify. also this morning, hundreds of thousands still without power in the chicago area after strong thunderstorms rolled through. officials warn the power there might not be back on until saturday. let's go live to rob marciano outdoors this morning, silly rob, in atlanta's piedmont park. sun still not up, so it's still probably manageable there. but a lot of the south waking up this morning to 80 degrees overnight or higher. >> yeah. that's the thing. really hasn't cooled down much overnight, ali. even if you're out before the sun comes up you're still fee
fm washshingt, on this very big morning. >>> crash landing, a flight from new york crashes into the south american country of guyana and breaks in two. miraculously, everyone survived. we have the harrowing tales of those who escaped the wreckage. >>> the other royal wedding. over in england, the queen's oldest granddaughter marries her rugby-playing groom in an elegant, low-key ceremony. we've got all of the royal fashion, including what princess beatrice, she of the famous hat, wore this time. >>> and drama dog, she's the playful pup who takes playing dead to a whole new level. why does she do this? we talked to her owner. >> announcer: from abc news, live from new york, this is "good morning america" with dan harris and bianna golodryga. >>> and there it is. just two days to go. if the debt limit isn't raised on tuesday, now, remember, zero that's the day the u.s. treasury department says it can n no lonr borrow money to pay the nation's bills, then it could mean economic calamity for the entire country. now, after weeks of wrangling and false starts, abc news learned b
on her tax forms. that's not going to be the big problem. the big problem, when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they can move forward. >> robin sax, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is that this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie, and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and on asylum, but when it becomes about the crime itself, it's a problem, but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this information out from the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command in the office with the defense is also a problem. something stinks in this case. it doesn't change the fact that this guy has three prior victims, and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a p
committee to look at deeper cuts by the end of the year. the big question is whether or not the president has to come back and get another debt ceiling increase. you can imagine common ground in there, some other kind of trigger to force those spending cututs next yeae. >> jon, you've covered capitol hill for quite a while now. i want to ask you to lay odds. what are the odds that we'll see some sort of compromise before the debt clock runs out? >> reporter: all right. speaker boehner stuck his neck out, i will do it, as well. i would say 70% chance that we get a deal by the august 2nd deadline right up against the wire, and i would say nearly 100% that we get a deal by the end of next week. we may miss that august 2nd deadline but not by much. >> jon carl, thanks for sticking your neck out. thank you for laying odds that seem reasonably optimistic. we appreciate both of those things and your reporting this morning. bianna, over to you. >>> all right, dan, thank you. well, we want to now take a look at what happens if this clock hits zero, and there's still no deal. will the doomsday scen
i spoke to investigators they said a big mountainous terrain in that part of new hampshire along the canadian border. there are just so o ny places where someone could hide or they say could be hidden. bianna? >> as you can see, the entire town was shocked. thank you. >>> well, now to a strange scene that played out in a texas courtroom during the trial of warren jeffs. the polygamous sect lead said little until he jumped up and objected for nearly an hour and dan klepoeffler is here with th story. >> reporter: despite the magnitude of the charges warren jeffs is going it alone without lawyers and right from the start of this trial, he has shown a combative almost condescending approach to defend his name and his s actions. the silent sectarian who's been near mute in court broke his silence with two words "i object" as the fbi was about to name people in his compound, jeffs suddenly stood and began to deliver his objections for almost an hour seemingly thinking that he was on a pulpit, not a courtroom. jets said there is sacred trust given to religious leadership not to be touch
appearance yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
. is that realistic at this point. >> well, in terms of getting that big agreement, it looks highly unlikely at this point, but certainly as you pointed out, the president joking that his campaign was built on hope and change. it will be interesting to see if that hope will also win out in this debate. but, look, what the president is pushing for still is the biggest deal possible. he acknowledged, though, that it's hard to do that, but nonetheless, he has been telling congressional lawmakers during negotiations all this week that if they can't get the biggest deal possible to attack the problem of the debt and the deficit over the long term, then they should still be ambitious. >> we are obviously running out of time, and so what i have said to the members of congress is that, you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i am ready to move. even if it requires some
as the crime scene becomes an overnight shrine to caylee. >> this morning, all the big exclusives, reaction from casey's parents, a juror gives us his extraordinary theory and the womoman who made this case r personal mission, casey anthony's biggest critic comes out swinging. >> the devil is dancing tonight. >> nancy grace joins us live. >>> and you're looking at the memorial site where little caylee's body was found. so many people flocking here to remember the little girl who disappeared more than three years ago. the little girl who never saw her third birthday. for most of these last three years her mother was the prime suspect in her death, but yesterday the jury here in orlando found her not guilty. good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos here in orlando. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas here in new york sitting in for robin and, george, emotions are running so high. the trial riveted the nation and casey anthony's parents left the courtroom as soon as the verdict was announced but what do they really think? we will talk to the attorney for george and cindy anthony in just a few
our fiscal house in order, they say, and they want big spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. i will say, though, house republican leaders, they seem to at least be publicly more open to the idea. john boehner, the house speaker, even saying yesterday that he thinks mitch mcconnell has done very good work. we've also heard from some democrats, suzanne, that they seem to be open to the idea as well. one important point to make. while this doesn't require spending cuts, this mcconnell plan does have a catch. it would force very politically tough votes ahead of the 2012 election that republicans opposed to the debt ceiling could be on the record opposing, and also it's designed to then put the full responsibility of raising this debt ceiling of this new debt right in the lap of the president. there is some planning there. >> kate, how much do you understand what's going on here? obviously you've got the president, you have democrats, you have republicans, but republicans are even divided amongst themselves in this debate and it seems like there is a rift now between john
the adrenaline kicked in. we all knew this was going to be big. ai journalists believed it was going to be bad news. we felt the jury hadn't deliberated that long. as we wait for the judge, it's deathly silent in there. everybody is in there but nobody is saying a word. we saw the defense team, the prosecution. jose baez was late to arrive. then casey anthony came in all eyes laser fixed on her. and you could see this was a terrified young woman. you could see she was trembling. you could see the emotion in her face. you saw cheney mason, jose baez get down on bended knee and get very close to her and start talking to her. then the judge comes in, then the jury comes in and then you heard the verdict. complete change of emotions then from what you saw, from abject fear to what was just pure elation. and there she was holding on to the hand of jose baez. once everything will be read, no other sound in the courtroom except the sobbing of an entire defense team. it was like they all let out this great sob at once, and then you saw the piling on as they all began hugging and holding on to one anot
: on the last day of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first, one last critical witness for the defense. krystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tell l
. consumers are certainly cutting back, sales of big ticket items like cars and appliances tumbling more than 4%, and that's really effecting our economic growth. we're going to be talking more about this throughout the show today. >>> so that's our first headline but one of many as we start off this friday morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that se
and the speaker of the house have been discussing? >> reporter: we know they're talking about a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare. most likely cost of living increases going down. and in exchange, republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on taxes. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner. but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among the wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans. and i guess the big question coming out of today's meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can work with and is it something that will fly? >> reporter: a great question. boehner and the president may be able to come to a deal. but look, george. virtually every republican in congress signed a pledge not
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
, but never quite so close to default. since we've been accumulating a big national debt, congress has raised the debt ceiling just 78 times. since 1960 alone. since the nation's debt reached the $1 trillion mark in the early 1980s, look at how government borrowing has skyrocketed. climbing really at an ex exponential rate. how is $14 trillion in relation to how big the economy is. it's about 95% of the size of the whole economy. we're fast approaching rates not seen since way back in world war ii and the great depression. when the size of the debt limit and the national debt was actually bigger than our gdp. this is what economists call a debt crisis. america runs by borrowing money. right now, 38 cents is borrowed money. if the debt kreeling is not raised in time, the u.s. could default on some of the payments. that's the last thing we need, recovering from a recession. >> fomdominique strauss-kahn ma face new sexual assault charges even though the case in new york is falling apart. [ male announcer ] to the seekers of things which are one of a kind. the authentic, the rare, the hard to def
, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecution may or may not have enough evidence to go forward. we're watching this, that meeting is coming up, those manhattan prosecutors and defense lawyers, meeting in an office. as soon as we know what -- what has happened, we'll bring it to tower office. this is big news, this man lost his job behind the sexual assault charges
're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there. a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought up in. >> reporter: with
and the president addressed, you know, the budget, entitlements, supposedly entitlement reform. instead he got a big slap in the face. paul ryan was not sitting back on his heels waiting for someone tolls lead. guess what else he got from the white house for doing that big slap in the face and disrespected as he sat and watched the president. that's how they deal with people. >> another example today, laura. senator mcconnell took president obama up on his challenge and said please come over and they said it's not a conversation worth having? >> laura: two fundraisers today, dana. the business of campaigning seems to trump the business. >> they better look out because the ads that others are putting forward are a lot better than the messaging coming out of the entire administration. shep. >> laura: meanwhile joe trippi. people in the republican field scoring pretty big numbers who haven't even announced they are going to be in the race. like governor perry of texas and even giuliani gets some numbers. what gives there? i think romney is doing a lot of things right but i think there are other folks t
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